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New “Art That Feeds” T-Shirt for 2012

Following the fundraising success of our previous t-shirt collaboration in 2010, STS9 and CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE have teamed up with Anthem Branding to create a brand new limited-edition ‘Art That Feeds’ t-shirt for Fall 2012.

The shirt commemorates the 10 year partnership between STS9 and Conscious Alliance that began in 2002 and today is stronger than ever. All proceeds will benefit Conscious Alliance’s hunger relief and youth empowerment efforts.
For more details and to order, CLICK HERE.

We are also excited that Conscious Alliance will be hosting a Food Drive at each and every one of STS9’s 2012 Fall shows!

Our good friend KRIS D. will be creating a limited edition ‘ART THAT FEEDS’ screen-print poster for the tour.  Anybody that bring 20 cans of food to any of our shows will get the poster for FREE! Check out the latest tour dates HERE.

‘Art That Feeds’ at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Pretty Lights and Conscious Alliance are excited to announce they will be hosting an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive on October 13th at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Pretty Lights will be joined by special guests STS9 and Big Gigantic for this evening of music, which will benefit the Tornado Relief Fund of Tuscaloosa.

Artist Ryan Johnson is creating a poster for the event, which will be free to all patrons that donate 10 non-perishable food items. All food donations collected will benefit the West Alabama Food Bank and support Tuscaloosa’s disaster relief efforts.

Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.

Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry everywhere music plays!

STS9 and Conscious Alliance in Athens

STS9 and Conscious Alliance are happy to announce they will be hosting an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive at the band’s upcoming shows in Athens, Georgia on April 20th-21st. For this very special event, Kris D and David Hale are collaborating to create a poster masterpiece that is FREE to all patrons that donate 10 non-perishable food items. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Donation bins will be located outside the main entrance of the venue where Conscious Alliance volunteers will trade poster redemption vouchers for your non-perishable donations. Posters can be redeemed at the Conscious Alliance table inside the venue anytime during or after the show.?For more information visit ConsciousAlliance.org or join them on Facebook.

Winter Tour Food Drives

STS9 and Conscious Alliance are happy to announce they are teaming up once again to host a series of food drives this February.  All patrons that donate 10 non-perishable food items will receive a FREE limited-edition commemorative event poster by artist Josh Holland.  The food drive will take place on the following dates:

 

Fri 02/04  HOUSE OF BLUES – SUNSET STRIP West Hollywood, CA

Sat 02/05  HOUSE OF BLUES – SUNSET STRIP West Hollywood, CA

Wed 02/09  ROSELAND THEATER Portland, OR

Wed 02/16  THE CATALYST Santa Cruz, CA

Thu 02/17  THE CATALYST Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 02/18  HOUSE OF BLUES – SAN DIEGO San Diego, CA

Tue 02/22  TELLURIDE CONFERENCE CENTER Telluride, CO

Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium, health oriented products. “Organic” food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.

Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry everywhere the music plays!

Conscious Alliance and STS9 host Food Drive for NYE Run

Conscious Alliance and STS9 are happy to announce they will be hosting a series of food drives for the STS9 New Years Run at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on December 29th-31st. For these very special events, Mars-1 has created a 3-panel poster masterpiece that is FREE to all patrons that donate 10 non-perishable food items for each panel. Everyone that donates 30 non-perishable food items, on any evening of the 3-night run, receives the full 3-Panel set!

Donation bins will be located outside the main entrance of the Fillmore where Conscious Alliance volunteers will trade poster redemption vouchers for your non-perishable donations. Posters can be redeemed at the Conscious Alliance table inside the venue anytime during or after the show.

The Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. “Organic” food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.

Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry everywhere the music plays!

Help Conscious Alliance Feed Those In Need

Let’s come together as a community and help feed those in need this holiday season. Support the Conscious Alliance 7th annual holiday meal delivery! A donation of $15 will provide dinner for a family. A $30 donation will feed an individual for an entire week! CLICK HERE for more info.

Solar Knights in Boulder Sunday

The STS9 and 1320 Records sponsored Solar Knights racing team are in first place and the big race ends in boulder this Sunday at the Boulder Technology Center!

Check out the Solar Knights blog HERE

::UPDATE::  The Solar Knights are National Champions in the Classic Division.  Congratulations!

STS9 & their fans have Made It Right!

We are humbled beyond words to announce that STS9 with the help of our amazing fan-base has achieved it’s goal of raising $150,000, which will build a home for the Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans.  Through $1/ticket fees, a remix album featuring dozens of our closest friends giving away some of the best music out there, to VIP parties and sound-checks in numerous cities… WE DID IT! It is overwhelming to have the support of fans like you all who in turn made this possible.  Of course a huge shout out to all the artists, mixers, masters, accountants, lawyers, and more that were there every step of the way.

A little reminder we can make shit happen when we all work together and believe in the end-game.  Check back here often for updates on when we break ground on the new home for someone in need.  GO SAINTS!

Conscious Alliance joins STS9 on Summer Tour

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STS9 is one of the biggest supporters of Boulder, CO based non-profit, Conscious Alliance. Conscious Alliance works within the music and art community by connecting to young people and working to raise healthy food, funds, and awareness to assist some of the most economically poor communities in the US, most of which are American Indian reservations. This summer is no different; STS9 has invited the organization to join them for some very big weekends.

The goal: to raise enough money to keep Conscious Alliance’s food distribution center on Pine Ridge Reservation stocked with healthy food for the entire fall and winter of 2010/11.

All concertgoers who contribute the suggested amount of nonperishable food times to the food drive will receive a FREE EVENT POSTER created by very special visual artists. For more detailed information on how you can donate this summer visit www.Consciousalliance.org

Food Drive/Fundraisers will take place at the following events:

$100,000+ Raised by STS9 Fans in 2009

mir_thumbSTS9 along with 1320 RECORDS are humbled and amazed at the outpouring of support from our fans, friends, family and fellow artists as we rally together to build a home in New Orleans through the Make It Right Foundation.  Between per ticket charity fees, VIP auctions and sales,  100% of the proceeds from the “Peaceblaster : Make It Right Remixes”, and assorted donations from the band and it’s generous fans, we are pleased to report we have now raised over $100,000.00 since January of this year!  ($104,421.00 to be EXACT) Our goal of $150,000 is in sight and we’re on pace to hit that in 2010 so we can start building a home in the Lower 9th Ward as we all help the continually needed support to rebuild the great City of New Orleans.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Click HERE for more information on Make It Right.

Click HERE to learn more about this project.

Click HERE to download the Peaceblaster : Make It Right Remixes.

HeadCount Guitar Raffle for Make it Right

HeadCount_LogoStop by the HeadCount table at upcoming shows where you can register to vote, learn more about social issues, and enter a raffle for a guitar signed by the entire band as well as 2 tickets to the official after party on select nights. All of the raffle proceeds will benefit Make it Right and their mission to build safe and healthy homes in New Orleans’ lower 9th ward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. You can also sign up to receive regular updates from HeadCount regarding gulf coast recovery efforts.

Catch HeadCount at:

2-12-10 – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
2-13-10 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA
2-18-10 – The Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
2-19-10 – The Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
2-20-10 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
2-21-10 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
3-7-10 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
3-13-10 – 930 Club – Washington, DC
3-14-10 – 930 Club – Washington, DC

Collective Conscious at NYE STS9 Celebration!

COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUS

Collective Conscious is a cooperative group of artists who recognize music’s ability to hearts and minds, and art’s power as an agent of social change. Inspired by Conscious Alliance’s dedication to helping people through music and art, we are honored to contribute to their mission in the best ways we know how.

As artist-activists, we hold raffles at select concerts, giving fans the chance to win donated works of visual or wearable beauty. All proceeds from each raffle go directly to Conscious Alliance’s humanitarian efforts. The centerpiece of each raffle is a large format, one-of-a-kind collaborative painting completed by relaying the canvas from artist to artist through the mail. Other donations include paintings, prints, jewelry, wire wraps, hats, belts and wearable art, all from high caliber artists. Raffle tickets are $5 and may be purchased either at participating concerts or through Paypal (payments can be addressed to collectiveconsciousgroup@gmail.com). If purchasing an online ticket please include your full name and a phone number. Winners of raffle items will be responsible for shipping costs if they reside outside of the raffles location.

****OUR NEXT RAFFLE WILL BE HELD AT THE STS9 NEW YEARS CELEBRATION IN DENVER COLORADO DEC 30TH AND 31ST AT THE WELLS FARGO THEATER

**Artists on collaboration painting include:
Rhett Johnston
Mackenzie Page
Laura Moretz
Kat Thorpe
Omar Chow
Todd Shepherd
Tyler Ristow
Phil Lewis
Michael Garfield
Dana Patterson

Other donations:
** Wire wrap by NESTA
** Wearable art by Valerie Phipps
** Handmade glass and pendant by Jameson Siudut
** Donated print by Nick Atlas
** Handmade leather belt by Lost Sailor Design
** and a couple more that you’ll have to see to believe!!!

-Love and Respect
Collective Conscious
(For more information, how to donate, or become a part of the next collaboration, please email Aly Sanguily or Todd Shepherd at CollectiveConsciousgroup@gmail.com)

Headcount on Fall Tour

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HeadCount, a nonprofit organization dedicated to participation in democracy, will join us at some our shows on the upcoming tour, including 10/8 in Minneapolis, 10/10 in Indianapolis, 10/14 in Louisville, 10/15 in Columbus and 10/29 in Asheville. Visit their table and take the “What’s Your Issue?” survey that asks what issues you care about most. While you’re there, you can register to vote, write to Congress or enter a prize drawing. To learn more go to www.HeadCount.org.

Headcount speaks with Zach Velmer

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Headcount is dedicated to getting fans to take the next step beyond voting and be informed, active citizens.  As a community – musicians, fans, managers, promoters – we have a chance to really make a difference and play a leadership role in America.

Headcount catches up with STS9’s Zach Velmer to learn more of the impetus behind  “Peaceblater: The New Orleans Make it Right remixes”.

sts9 makes it right with peaceblaster remixes

STS9 and 1320 Records are proud and honored to announce the June release of STS9’s “Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes”. The release features 30 of today’s hottest DJs, bands, and producers remixing original material from STS9’s highly acclaimed recent studio release, PEACEBLASTER. The release will be available digitally thru 1320 RECORDS and via iTUNES beginning June 23, 2009. 100% of the proceeds from this album will go to the Make It Right Foundation of New Orleans.

 

 

 

Here’s the track list…

1. Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Lazer Sword Remix)
2. Shock Doctrine (Eskmo Remix)
3. Empires (Big Gigantic Remix)
4. Beyond Right Now (The Glitch Mob Remix)
5. Shock Doctrine (Welder Remix)
6. STS9 vs Prefuse 73 (Megaloid MPC Vet Mixxx)
7. First Rays of the New Soma Sunrise (Calmer Remix)
8. Oh Little Brain (Bluetech ‘Spaze Gaze Mix’)
9. Metameme (Alex B ‘Concepts Remix’)
10. Peaceblaster ’68 (Telepath Remix)
11. The Spectacle (Ott Remix)
12. ReGeneration (John Hughes Remix)
13. The Spectacle (Richard Devine Remix)
14. Empires (Nosaj Thing Remix)
15. The Last 50,000 Years (Deru Remix)
16. Beyond Right Now (Pretty Lights Remix)
17. Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (The Flying Skulls Feat. Abstract Rude Remix)
18. Peaceblaster (sub-ID ‘Stay Blastin ’88 Remix’)
19. Shock Doctrine (Eliot Lipp & Leo 123 ‘Dark Party Remix’)
20. Late for Work (Count Bass D Remix)
21. The New Soma (Daedelus Remix)
22. Peaceblaster ’08 (Captain Crunk Remix)
23. The New Soma (Bass Science Remix)
24. Oh Little Brain (Metrognome ‘On the Sea Remix’)
25. Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Da Ticklah Remix)
26. Shock Doctrine (Dharmatronix Remix)
27. Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist (Lowpro Lounge Feat. Lateef & Souleye ‘$700 Billion Remix’)
28. Hidden Hand, Hidden Fist/Beyond Right Now (GFE ‘Put it Back Together Remix’)
29. Beyond Right Now (Ronald Jenkees Remix)
30. Late for Work (Pnuma Trio Remix)

All of the artists featured on STS9’s “Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes”, and even the majority of the behind-the-scenes business services required to put the album together, donated their contributions to the project. 100% of the album’s proceeds will go to the Make It Right Foundation, who has been chosen by the band to be the sole beneficiary of all of STS9’s 2009 charity programs. It is the band’s goal – with the support of their fan community and the involvement of the Make It Right Foundation – to build a home in New Orleans, raising money via the Peaceblaster : The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes album proceeds, a $1 charity donation on every STS9 concert ticket sold during 2009, special STS9 charity raffles, and other initiatives throughout the year still to be announced.

ABOUT MAKE IT RIGHT:
Make It Right is committed to building 150 sustainable, affordable homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, incorporating high-quality design and construction while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture. The Lower 9th Ward was one of the most devastated areas of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. Make It Right hopes that this project will be a catalyst for recovery and redevelopment throughout the Lower 9th Ward and across the city of New Orleans.

Conscious Alliance in Colorado

Conscious Alliance and is proud to announce that they will be joining STS9 as the band heads back to Colorado July 24th at the Fillmore and July 25th at Red Rocks. David Hale has created a limited edition poster for the event. The posters will be made available for FREE to patrons who donate 10 cans of food, per poster.   The Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. Organic food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.  Thank you for your continued support in feeding the hungry everywhere the music plays!

peaceblaster.com

A new website from sts9, peaceblaster.com is a database of links, organizations, documentaries, books and ideas geared toward raising awareness and creating a platform to organize, participate in and debate the pressing issues of our day. A few months in the making, and still growing everyday, peaceblaster is an extension of the sts9 community page. Please browse all of the links and articles, leave comments, and get involved. If you have any suggestions or submissions, email peaceblaster@sts9.com. Gather your tools for democracy and start peaceblasting today!

Make It Right

make-it-right-380-pix.jpgMake It Right seeks to be the catalyst for the redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Determined to create green, affordable housing on a large scale; MIR is building a neighborhood comprised of safe and healthy homes of high quality design while preserving the spirit of the community’s culture. The goal is to accomplish this quickly, so residents can begin returning to their homes as soon as possible.

Wounded Warrior Project

wwp_logo.jpgThe mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. More than 30,000 troops have come home from their service in Iraq & Afghanistan wounded in body, mind & spirit. They need a place of healing, and that’s what the Wounded Warrior Project is all about. The WWP aims to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other through unique, direct programs and services.

Yellow Ribbon Fund

yrf_lg_top-crop.gifSTS9 is pleased to support the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which helps to welcome injured service members home. Every day the Yellow Ribbon Fund hears of service members and their families who can use assistance. They offer free car rentals, cab vouchers, hotel rooms, apartments, job mentoring and internship programs and free tickets to cultural and sporting events. The goal is to make soldier’s lives easier during difficult and stressful circumstances.

Head Count

We will be working with the non-partisan organization HeadCount over the next year to register voters and encourage political participation among people of all ages. To volunteer for HeadCount at concerts, or to register to vote, visit www.headcount.org HeadCount has set a goal of registering 200,000 new voters in 2008, ensuring that our fans are well represented at the polls. We are proud to be among the many artists supporting this important cause.

HeadCount is a non-partisan organization devoted to using the multi-faceted power of music to enable voter registration and participation in democracy. The core belief behind HeadCount is that the live music community is a large, vibrant audience that has the potential to be politically influential if properly represented at the polls. HeadCount uses the assets of the music industry and the incredible influence artists have over their fans to mobilize this audience into action. Stretching beyond just registering voters, HeadCount also aims to become “the community organizing arm of the live music scene,” giving every socially conscious music fan an avenue toward activism.

hc-rtv-bluebuttonlight.gifThe upcoming election cycle will see HeadCount register 100,000 to 200,000 voters, targeting young concert goers at America’s largest live music events. The activity will include fielding 50 or more regional voter registration teams while also sending street teams on the road with up to a dozen major acts. This will be supported by an aggressive multi-media strategy and artist-based communications that will profoundly touch millions of young people with the “vote” message. Meanwhile, thousands of young people will gain first-hand community organizing experience as volunteers, fulfilling another of HeadCount’s core objectives – “training the activists of tomorrow.”

 

Rock Against Cancer

Rock Against Cancer works diligently to create greater public awareness of childhood cancers. Rock Against Cancer uses highly successful programs, such as “Stars Night Out” and “Gifts from the Heart” to bring the healing power of music to children and teens battling cancer. Their vision is to empower and support the emotional needs of children and teens fighting cancer through the use of Music therapy. STS9 is honored to be a part of such an incredible endevour. Learn more about it yourself today. rockagainstcancer.org/

Women’s Crisis Support

Women’s Crisis Support ~ Defensa de Mujeres (WCS ~ DDM) was founded in 1977 with the mission of ending the cycle of violence for the women and children of Santa Cruz County with a special commitment to Latinas and other underserved populations. WCS ~ DDM has since become one of the primary domestic violence service providers in the County. WCS~DdM organizes and participates in numerous yearly activities that serve to promote awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, raise funds to continue providing much needed services to the community, and connect their community with national efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault. They have been providing domestic violence and sexual assault related services in Santa Cruz County for 30 years. Offered is a comprehensive range of crisis intervention and prevention services in both English and Spanish and include 24-hour bilingual crisis line, peer counseling, information and referrals for women teens and children, 24-hour in-person emergency response to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, confidential emergency shelter, counseling for survivors and family workshops and much more. http://www.wcs-ddm.org/

The Haiti Information Project

The Haiti Information Project (HIP) is a non-profit alternative news service providing coverage and analysis of breaking developments in Haiti. HIP needs your help to keep delivering the REAL news from Haiti. HIP reports the news AP, Reuters, BBC and the rest of the corporate media won’t cover. HIP’s frame of reference isn’t access to the U.S.-installed government that is dependent upon appeasing the U.S. Embassy and the United Nations to cover the story. HIP’s frame of reference is the streets of Haiti and the real people outside of the corridors of power who are under fire and make the news. Support the Haiti Information Project today and help us continue delivering cutting edge news and analysis of the reality on the ground in Haiti. When you want to know the truth about what’s going on in Haiti you can trust HIP to give you a thought-provoking alternative to the myopic reporting of the mainstream media. haitiinformationproject.net

Conscious Alliance

For several years, sts9 and Conscious Alliance have teamed up to conduct food drives at almost every show. The reminder “10 cans=free poster” should be common knowledge among sts9 fans by now, but if you didn’t know, 10 cans of preferably organic food will get you a free, limited edition poster. You can also donate $10 for the poster, but we always prefer food. This past spring tour, conscious alliance and sts9 fans were able to gather 3000 pounds of food and $3000 dollars. Past accomplishments include $17,000 rasied at a single Katrina benefit concert, supplying several weeks of fresh vegetables to Katrina victims. At this summer’s Re:generation festival, sts9 fans brought was equivalent to 1lb of food per person to the event. Keep up the good work, and don’t forget your cans!

consciousalliance.org

Mariposa’s Art

Mariposa’s Art is an innovative non-profit organization that provides after-school art and music programs, community workshops, and mural painting programs that focus on developing leadership skills and addressing key health issues. Mariposa’s Art was founded in July of 1998 to provide after-school art and music programs to students in need of healthy alternatives to gangs, drugs, and other high-risk behaviors. Mariposa’s Art has served over 3,300 at-risk youth primarily in East San Jose, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, California. STS9 donates a portion of each ticket sale to assist Mariposa’s Art, the most recent focus being on the ‘Guitar Teach’ program. In this program, high school guitar players engage in an intensive teacher training and then travel to elementary and middle schools and teach guitar to students after-school This opportunity provides high school youth not only the pride and excitement of a paid job, but also a window into the experience of teaching as a career. Elementary and middle school students are delighted to have high school role models and to have the opportunity to learn how to play the guitar. A portion of each sts9 ticket sale enables all participating students are able to earn their own guitar through this program. When the students commit to practicing three times a week and participating in the performances at the end of each semester, they will earn a guitar of their own.

High school students receive minimum wage pay for their internship, earn five elective credits, and provide service to elementary and middle school sites that are sorely lacking in music programs. For the first six weeks of the program, the high school students engage in teacher training and curriculum development. For the remaining twelve weeks of the program, students travel to the elementary school sites and teach rhythm games, music theory, and guitar. mariposasart.org

The Bob Moog Foundation

On August 21, 2005 Bob Moog passed away, leaving a legacy of innovation and countless contributions to the world of music. In his wake, the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation for Electronic Music has been created. The main objectives of the foundation are: three endowed scholarships, a memorial museum, event sponsorships and an outreach program for disadvantaged children. STS9 contributed $1 of each asheville ticket to the bob moog foundation, recognizing the need to not only keep Bob’s legacy alive, but to pass it down to younger generations. There are frequent moog clinics in asheville, and their modest factory is located there as well. Seek out a clinic or take a factory tour, you’ll appreciate the personalities that make these instruments a reality. moogfoundation.org

Solar Knights

STS9 is proud to help sponsor a hard working group of high school students in south Florida, led by Allan Phipps. These inspiring students successfully built and raced a solar race car from Texas to New York, completing the Dell-Winston School Solar Race Car Challenge. The project is ongoing, as Allan has brought solar power projects into the curriculum at his high school.

 

sphssolarknights.com

Democracy Now!


Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 450 stations in North America. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Link TV ch. 375); as a podcast on the internet. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, the War and Peace Report hosts real debates – debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other. democracynow.org

Global Education Fund

globaleducationfund.org Global Education Fund (GEF) is a nonprofit organization working to see that books get into the hands of some of the most vulnerable children in the world. Founded in 1998 by anthropologist Eliza Woloson, Global Education Fund listens to the educational needs of the orphanage community first and foremost. As a result, in addition to filling libraries in orphanages with books, Global Education Fund has sent interns to communities with high illiteracy rates, implemented formalized storytelling and reading groups and physically built libraries. Global Education Fund has sent aid to many organizations around the world.

J Garcia

sts9_community_page.gifJ Garcia began performance painting with STS9 in 1999. Since then, STS9 has shared the stage with him across the United States, Europe and Japan. Through the use of an essential repertoire of symbols and an diffused hierarchy of site specific color, he has established a distinctive painting style and a unique ability to capture the moment. Performance painting is the execution of spontaneous exhibition of skill in the application of color to a surface in direct congruence with the sound and energy of the collective experience performed live during an event. Garcia has painted with a variety of multiple bands and at NFL games in front of audiences ranging from 500 to 90,000 people. He has also contributed immensely to our community by donating his art and profits made from sales of his art. Garcia’s art has raised over 30,000 pounds of food for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and local food banks through The Conscious Alliance Food Drives, payed for six teachers salaries in musical programs in Gugarat, India through Ahimsa Benefits, raised awareness and cultural education via The Smithsonian Sikh Gallery and Sikh Heritage Foundation, enriched the lives of inner city youth through mural programs at Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center of San Francisco, raised funding for the research of psychotropic medicine by MAPS, been used for banners in Rainforest Action Network activist demonstrations and contributed towards the building of a music and creative writing school in Johannesburg, South Africa through a Playing For Change Benefit. STS9 is honored to be working with J Garcia. Please check out and support his art today.

being with flowers

anthonyAnthony Ward is the floral genius responsible for most of the arrangements seen at sts9 concerts. From New York to San Francisco, Atlanta to Japan, Anthony has co-created with sts9 on numerous occasions. Check out his website beingwithflowers.com to find out more about Anthony’s upcoming workshops and performances.

Kris Davidson

1.gifAlthough Kris D works in several different stylistic variations, the common thread through his work is rooted in geometry. The artist arranges novel forms with strategic color to create compositions that challenge the parameters of the viewer’s perception.When Kris D is not in his studio, you will most likely find him touring with bands doing live painting. The artist’s live paintings begins with a geometrical background that he responds to in an improvisational manner. Through the course of the show the painting captures specific moments in time using the energy of the musicians as well as the audience. Kris D started painting with STS9 in 2000. He has since toured extensively with the band throughout the US and Japan. He continues to paint on stage with them at different clubs, theatres, and festivals.For more information on Kris D look at www.krisd.net.